Who Was Vance Havner?

Who was Vance Havner? Why should we know more about this man? Vance Havner Most people may have never heard of Vance Havner (1901-1986), but this godly man was very special because he was so obsessed with the Word of God that he began outdoor preaching when he was only 14 years of age and he said he didn’t want to stop until he went into glory! His preaching didn’t bring condemnation but conviction and that’s just what he desired. Havner grew up in the rustic hills of North Carolina and as a yo … [Read more...]

Who Was Leonard Ravenhill?

Who was Leonard Ravenhill? Why should it matter that we know more about him?Leonard Ravenhill Leonard Ravenhill (June 18th, 1907-November 27th, 1994) was an English Christian evangelist and author who focused on prayer but also on revival. He was born in Leeds, in Yorkshire, England and educated at England’s Cliff College and studied directly under Samuel Chadwick’s ministry, who was a very popular preacher in Edinburgh at the time but later at a new chapel in Glasgow. It didn’t take long be … [Read more...]

Who Was Charles (Chuck) Colson?

Who was Charles “Chuck” Colson? What impact did he leave? Charles “Chuck” Colson Charles "Chuck" Wendell Colson (October 16, 1931 – April 21, 2012) was one of the men who took the fall for President Richard Nixon in the Watergate scandal in 1973 and 1974. Born into a family that were officially members of the Episcopal Church, but the fact is they rarely and infrequently attended, they never read the Bible, and they never tried to live a life of godliness, so Colson wasn’t really raised in a Ch … [Read more...]

Who Was Corrie Ten Boom?

Who was Corrie ten Boom? What should it matter? Corrie ten Boom Cornelia “Corrie” ten Boom was a Christian Dutch woman who helped many of the Jews escape certain death from the Nazis, risking her own life in the process. She would later write a book about her experiences called The Hiding Place which described her ordeal during World War Two. She was later imprisoned after they discovered her “hiding place” for the Jews. This godly and fearless woman of faith was born in Haarlem, Netherlands on … [Read more...]

Who Was Charles Spurgeon?

Who was Charles Spurgeon? Why did they call him the “Prince of Preachers?”Charles Spurgeon Charles Hadden Spurgeon (1834-1892) was born in Kelvedon, Essex in England in 1834 to non-conformists parents. Spurgeon’s father and grandfather were non-conformist ministers, meaning that they lived a simple, pious life and were not of the Anglican Church. Spurgeon became obsessed by the martyrs of the Christian faith and loved John Bunyan’s Pilgrim’s Progress and Fox's Book of Martyrs. When Spurgeon … [Read more...]

Who Was C.S. Lewis?

Who was C.S. Lewis? Why did this man leave such a huge impact on Christianity?Who was C.S. Lewis? Clive Staples Lewis or C.S. Lewis (1898-1963) may have been the greatest writer of his time, producing myriads of books, very much like those of his close friend, J.R.R. Tolkien who wrote the trilogy of “The Hobbit,” “The Lord of the Rings,” and “The Silmarillion.” Both men would later serve on the Oxford University faculty and in World War One. When Lewis mother died while he was only 10, he wa … [Read more...]